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Calling on all Blue Mountains bushfire affected residents

On behalf of Blue Mountains City Council The Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery Centre have called for residents with destroyed and damaged properties to attend tonight's Public Meeting at Winmalee High School so they can be informed of health and safety issues on their property, including asbestos.

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Statement - Aircraft Crash

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) can confirm the crash of an aircraft a short time ago, west of Ulladulla.

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Statement - State Mine Fire Investigation

Investigations by NSW RFS fire investigators have determined the State Mine fire near Lithgow was started as a result of live ordnance exercises on Marrangaroo Army Range.

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Update - Winmalee and Springwood areas

A further assessment of properties has been completed in the Springwood and Winmalee areas.

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Total fire bans until further notice

Total fire bans have been declared in four areas until further notice, due to the large number of uncontained fires, and forecast deteriorating conditions in coming days.

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Update – Fire investigation

Preliminary investigations by NSW RFS fire investigators on the Linksview Road (Springwood) and Mt York (Mount Victoria) fires have determined the fires started as a result of powerlines during strong winds.

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Update - Damage Assessment

More than 200 properties have now been confirmed destroyed following this week's fires.

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Initial assessment of Winmalee and Springwood areas

An initial assessment of properties has been completed in the Springwood and Winmalee areas today.

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Fire investigation results - Salt Ash

 Preliminary investigations by NSW RFS fire investigators on the Brownes Road fire at Salt Ash, have determined the fire started as a result of powerlines arcing in the high winds yesterday.

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Extreme fire danger for parts of NSW - prepare now

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has confirmed parts of the state, including Sydney, Illawarra/Shoalhaven and the Hunter, will experience Extreme fire danger tomorrow.

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